The New Orleans Hornets are a young and talented team who can be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. With that said, there are some areas of improvement for some of the team's young players
The Hornets are in the middle of a rebuild that has seen the team completely change from the squad that took the court in December of last year. While making the playoffs this season could be a stretch, New Orleans has enough potential throughout their roster to make that goal a possibility.
That goal won't be achieved without some of its young players ironing out some of the kinks in their game. As with any young team, experience is the No. 1 thing these players will need. Of the projected starting five, only point guard Greivis Vasquez started more than 25 games with the team last season. Small forward Al-Farouq Aminu had 21 starts and shooting guard Eric Gordon made only nine.
Rounding out the starting lineup are big men Anthony Davis and Robin Lopez. Both of them are new to the team, with Davis having yet to start an NBA game.
The maturation of this young Hornets team will be an intriguing journey to watch over the next few years. In the meantime, I have pinpointed a critical aspect for all of the Hornets players under the age of 26.